“Prepare for a monumental suspension of disbelief and a generous acceptance of the surreal and absurd—and prepare to receive a lot in return. Dey has created a world that defies definition and, in its deeply weird and totally beautiful storytelling, celebrates flights of imagination.”
Time Out Chicago

“This surrealist coming-of-age novel – a shot of Catcher in the Rye with a One Hundred Years of Solitude chaser – is the perfect vehicle for Dey’s caustic wit and trenchant observations… It’s as if poet Anne Carson and satirist Mordecai Richler accidentally collided at a drunken PEN fundraiser to produce a mischievous, magical and observant girl-child.”
The Toronto Star

At once hypnotic and dazzling, Stunt is, quite simply, a feat.
The Globe & Mail (Globe 100 Books of 2008)

Stunt is mesmerizing, rewarding, and breathtaking.”
Quill & Quire, starred review (Books of the Year, 2008)

Coach House Books

“With more wit than raunch, How to Be a Bush Pilot: A Field Guide to Getting Luckier is part crash course in sex ed, part charm school, written by Toronto novelist, playwright and sex columnist, Claudia Dey. Although aimed at guys, the unabashed book serves just as well as a conversation starter (or idea-sparker) for couples.”

“This hilarious how-to for men is a field guide for ‘getting luckier’. Claudia Dey does not hold back here, so if you are looking for ways to ensure the woman (or women) in your life are satisfied, or if you know of a man who could use a guide, this is the book for you.”
Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll: Top 10 for the Scandalous Reader

“Playwright, novelist and one-time relationship columnist Claudia Dey assumes the role of naughty drill sergeant, grabbing eager pupils by the you-know-whats and leading them through an exhaustive course in sexual prowess for the modern man. Armed with an arsenal of puns and penis euphemisms, Dey provides cheeky diagrams, romantic mix tape suggestions and X-rated anecdotes. Follow­ing a multiple choice exam at the end, all that’s left to do is prepare for, ahem, blast off.”
Toronto Life


Trout Stanley stands out from the crowd. Dey, whose language has always been striking and whose dramaturgy has sharpened with every play she’s written, here delivers a masterwork.”
The National Post

“Describing Trout Stanley in strict plot lines will do it no justice. This is a work that encourages other human faculties than the logical: the sensual, the imaginative and the intuitive. (Dey’s) writing is ephemeral, exquisite and vigorously feminine (and) flows beautifully from the mouths of her delirious characters.”
The Globe and Mail

“A deliciously lyrical piece of Canadian Gothic.”
The New York Times

Coach House Books